Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day to spend with family and friends, but that doesn't mean you have to be cooped up in your house with all of your relatives all day.
There are plenty of fun activities happening throughout the day Thursday that are perfect for you and your loved ones.
Run off your calories
Start your day by running a race (or maybe just watching others run), and burn plenty of calories to truly feast.
Eagle Mountain Turkey Trot
Run now and gobble later with the Turkey Trot in Eagle Mountain. Check in is from 7-8 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Entry is free and prizes will be given for first, second and third-place finishers in each age group, as well as the best costumes. Entry is free.
Where: Cory Wride Memorial Park; 5806 Pony Express Parkway, Eagle Mountain
When: Thursday, 8 a.m.
Pilgrim 5K and Thankful 13
This year, the Pilgrim 5k and Thankful 13 races have combined for one fun event. There will be a half-marathon that runs along the Jordan River Parkway Trail and ends with pumpkin pie, rolls and hot chocolate at the finish. There will also be 5k, 10k and kids' run.
Where: MATC, 2301 W. Ashton Blvd., Lehi
When: Thursday, 8 a.m.
Earn Your Turkey Run
This four-mile run, two-mile walk and kids run will benefit Kids on the Move. Contestants will get post-race food and the opportunity to win turkeys and pies.
Where: Mountain View High School; 665 Center St., Orem
When: Thursday, 8 a.m. for four-mile and two-mile races, 9 a.m. for kids run
AF Turkey Trot
This Turkey Trot will benefit Remi Hunt, a young man who had brain tumor removed and is receiving chemotherapy. There is a suggested donation of $5.
Where: Mount Timpanogos Temple; 742 N. 900 East, American Fork
When: Thursday, 9 a.m.
Eat with the community
Lindon City will host its Seventh Annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Dinner. "We want to make sure no one in Lindon, or the surrounding community, is alone or hungry on this special holiday," the city said of the event.
Where: Lindon Community Center, 25 N. Main St., Lindon
When: Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
More info: http://lindoncity.org
See a light display
The Spanish Fork Festival of Lights is one of Utah County's favorite Holiday events and you can visit on Thanksgiving night after feasting with your family.
The festival starts Thanksgiving night and runs from 6-10 p.m. at Canyon View Park (3300 E. Powerhouse Road, Spanish Fork.) Admission is $8 per single-family vehicle, $22 per commercial van or vehicle towing a trailer or $30 per bus.
Take a stroll through Christmas lights
If you want to take a walk through a Christmas light display, head to University Place where you can see their lights set to music.
The display includes a 30-foot tall walk through tree, 75 feet of archways, the trees in the Orchard and University Place logo all covered in 70,000 lights.
Where: University Place; 575 E. University Parkway, Orem
When: Thursday, 5 p.m.
Prep to go shopping
Once your dinner is done, several Utah County retailers will be opening on Thanksgiving night for early Black Friday shopping.
To see when stores will be open and what deals they will be offering, the Thanksgiving Day Daily Herald edition, which will be packed with all of this year's ads, will available on newsstands throughout Utah County on Wednesday.